The Languages of the Soviet Union (Cambridge Language Surveys)

The Languages of the Soviet Union (Cambridge Language Surveys)

Bernard Comrie


A common account of the languages of the Soviet Union, essentially the most different multinational and multilingual states on the earth in addition to probably the most vital. There are a few one hundred thirty languages spoken within the USSR, belonging to 5 major households and varying from Russian, that is the 1st language of approximately 130,000,000 humans, to Aluet, spoken in simple terms via ninety six (in the 1970 census). Dr Comrie has common goals. First, he provides an important structural positive factors of those languages, their genetic relationships and class and their specific typological positive aspects. Secondly, he examines the social and political heritage to using functioning of a few of the languages in a multilingual nation. the amount may be of significance and curiosity to linguists and to these with a broader expert curiosity within the Soviet Union.

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